I came across the following quote this week, thought it would get us thinking a bit!
"At the centre of your being you have the answer you know who you are and tou know what you want"
Lalo Tzu A Chinese Phylosapher from 5BC'.......................(enjoy)
Plus we looked at some definitions of what the word F.E.A.R could stand for!
After the meeting some of the things we discussed got me thinking! How our attitude can influence our mood. Sometimes we can be in a very difficult situation that, with all the best will in the world, we can’t change. Now, as I am of an age where I’ve got lots to reflect upon, I can think of many occasions where I couldn’t “change” my “attitude” especially if the situation was highly emotive. Thinking back I can still “feel” how I felt at those times. However, I can now think, why didn’t I do this or that? But at the time…. I know we can change our “attitude”, but when pride gets in the way and anger and frustration and a sense of “it’s just not fair”, how can I possibly stop being overwhelmed by these thoughts and emotions? Well I suppose I could start with having some compassion for myself? Now there’s a word “compassion” meaning...
..."a feeling of pity or sympathy for the suffering or misfortune of another "...
...Trouble is, do I feel pity/sympathy? Or just sorry for my self? Because that’s not the same thing. What would I say to a friend in the same situation? That’s better I can do that, I could possibly come up with some good advise, but I don’t want to be patronising! Setting small goals, sounds good, small steps towards small goals. Making small changes to my life, hopefully this will influence my “attitude” in future.
Hope the week is good for you all